July 6, 2009
Have both meditated (since 2004) and done hatha yoga, have followed Yogananda's teachings since 2006, which I found to be a wonderful synthesis of what had previously seemed incompatible elements of my spiritual life up to that time.
I started with Transformation Meditation, but it seemed too vague a practice for me. Started with Hong-Sau (part of Yogananda's teachings, though not specific to them) in 2006. Have practiced Kriya yoga since initiation in January 2008
Have mainly done generalized hatha, starting in early 2006, and Ananda-style Hatha Yoga, which I like for it's slow pace, allowing for a more inward practice. Prior to hatha yoga I practiced tai-chi and qigong (chi-kung) for many years
Was first drawn to meditation on a vague thought that it was important for the spiritual path, but now realize that it is essential to reach the ultimate goal, which is to realize our inherent oneness with God/Infinite Bliss/Divine Peace and Love.
I started meditating simply to find more inner peace and for vague spiritual reasons. Now my greatest desire is to know God and help others on their spiritual journey.